where are they going

each morning this week a large flight of geese have gone north or north west over our bungalow and the bay – I can’t think that spring is around the corner and they are returning to their summer home, are they just moving around to find better feeding grounds – it is a magnificent sight to see, counted about 150 birds yesterday in one flight, absolutely magic – you look at the formation, guesstimate how many are in a given area say one yard or foot length of the flight and then multiply that by the size of the flight and you can estimate the number of birds – OH’s uncle used to be a bird counter in Scotland and he passed on the method to us its good fun

5 Responses

  1. How lovely for you to see, Jenny :good: I live in Lincolnshire just 2 miles from the coast and we’re under the migration paths too :-)

  2. gertie says:

    Great Jenny :good: and I like the counting method too :good: :rose:

  3. We have hooper swans overwintering in the fields around us, I love hearing them as they fly over in the morning and evening. They congregate on the flood plain that’s not far from us at night, for protection from predators.

  4. cilla says:

    Fascinating Jenny, a good trick to learn and a lovely sight for you. :-)

  5. Tubs says:

    Lovely sight in the sky, Love to hear them talking to each other when in flight.

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